Monday, December 20, 2010

Our Dear Friend Roger Lewis Peters, age 79, of South Sioux City, Nebraska passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday December 12, 2010.
      Roger was born on September 22, 1931 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of Chester L. and Mary M. (Hunt) Peters. The family lived in Sioux City, until Roger was 12 years old when they moved to Hartington, Nebraska. They worked as a together as a family in a small cafe now known as the Chief Bar. Roger graduated from Hartington High School with the class of 1949.  Following his graduation from high school he worked for a period of time for the REC, where he helped establish electrical service for the western part of Nebraska.  He then entered the United States Navy serving on the USS Swensen, as a radar man off the coast of Korea during the 4 years of service to his country.
      Roger was united in marriage with Laurine Harris at the Congregational Church in Hartington, Nebraska on August 13, 1952 during a fourteen day leave he had from the Navy.  This union was blessed with two daughters, Debra and Conni.

      After Roger was discharged from the service, he moved to Sioux City, where he assisted his parents in their management of the Biltmore Motel and Restaurant, as well as purchasing the Grandview Lockers, which he ran for ten years.  In 1965, Roger began working for the Zenith Radios Industrial Division which produced motors for commercial and industrial use. In 1967 Roger began selling life, health, and accident insurance, but his real passion was showing cutting horses. Laurine suggested that they start the Equine Mortality Line of insurance. Roger was so fortunate to combine his love of horses with insurance sales. Because their clientele was related to a money sport, Roger served as an insurance agent for many celebrities.
      Roger semi-retired 20 years ago from the insurance business, but continued promoting Roger Peters Livestock Insurance, by showing cutting horses all over the nation, while Conni his youngest daughter stayed in the office and held down the fort. In 1982 his loving wife Laurine died of cancer. In 1990, Roger traveled with his horse for the NCHA World, where he placed 11th in the world in the non-pro division. 
 Roger was a very fortunate to meet Lisa Gaskill, who shared his love of horses, and the two were united in marriage on June 17, 1996 in Sioux City. The couple shared their love of horses and cutting shows, along with promoting the insurance company.  They would winter in the southern states, always participating in shows and sharing good times with the many friends that they had become acquainted with at these gatherings.  Roger’s served the state of Nebraska, as national director of the NCHA, and served as a cutting horse judge for many years. Rogers’s goal of being inducted into the non-professional division of National Cutting Horse Hall of Fame was achieved in 1999, becoming the 43rd person to receive this prestigious award.
     Roger was a member of the Homer United Methodist Church. He also enjoyed boating, camping, attending horse shows, and especially enjoyed the time he could spend with all of his family, however one of things he enjoyed most was traveling the USA looking for the perfect barbeque ribs, as he always had a passion for smoking his own ribs with his special ability.
     Roger will be missed by his wife Lisa of South Sioux City, his two daughters, Debra Peters of Sioux City, and Conni Peters of Sioux City.  He is also survived by his two grandchildren Stacy Atlas and Barret Lynch, his two great-grandchildren Ella, and Ally, his sister Mary Sue David and her husband Wayne of Omaha, Nebraska, and his beloved Boston Terrier Dixie who provided much laughter and companionship during his illness.
     The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorials in Roger’s name be made to Hospice of Siouxland or STARS riding academy.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Platinum Sponsor

The Weekend Cutter proudly welcomes Wrangler as our new platinum sponsor! 

Support NYCHA!

Two of The Weekend Cutter Trainers...Casey Crouch and Rock Hedlund have donated their time to the NYCHA kids to raise money for the scholarship fund! Bidding closes this week. You can bid at click on NYCHA Trainer Auction! Please help these Weekend Trainers raise money for the Youth kids.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NCHA Top 15 Qualifiers

This is Kenny Emigh, Host of The Weekend Cutter TV Show, and I would like to congratulate all the Top 15 NCHA Qualifiers, and Winners for 2010!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Horse Auction Advice from Alison Rowe

1. Avoid Undisclosed Dual Agency Problems.   Sellers should enter into written agreements with their consignors or other agents, and agree upon commissions, reserve prices, and how disputes will be handled. You should also get an agreement from the consignor that all commissions will be fully disclosed to you.  If a bloodstock agent, trainer, or someone else acting on behalf of a buyer approaches you or your consignor and asks for a commission, do not pay it.

2. Avoid Turnback. The prospective buyer has the right to ask the consignor anything relative to the horse’s condition and ownership. Be truthful and straightforward in your answers to avoid problems. Read the Conditions of Sale with your consignor. If a buyer purchases your horse and it does not pass the post-sale veterinary exam within the give time frame (24 or 48 hours), if the problem with the horse one of the conditions warrantied in the Conditions of Sale, the buyer has the right to return the horse to you (otherwise known as “turnback”), and you will not be able to keep the sales proceeds.
To avoid turnback, it is advisable to negotiate with the buyer and reach a mutually-acceptable agreement. One strategy is to reduce the price of the horse, or offer to pay for surgery if the problem is operable. A consignor might also offer to give the buyer some compensation for the risk of surgery.
3. Bidding on Your Own Horse.  Although some people view consigned bidding as unethical, the rules and the law clearly permit it. The practice of bidding on your own horse has also been approved by the Sales Integrity Program. Note, however that if you bid on your own horse and are the final bidder, you will remain the owner of the horse but still owe a commission to the sales company (generally 5% of the final bid).

Friday, November 12, 2010

Insuring a Sale Horse

Insuring a Sale Horse
When purchasing a horse from an auction, the buyer immediately becomes the owner when the gavel falls. Conni Peters of Roger Peters Livestonck Insurer recommends you insure your investment BEFORE loading it into the trailer. 

"Once your horse is in transit", says Conni "you can not insure it mid-trip" The coverage is full mortality and theft, which insures your horse from death or humane destruction due to any health reasons, or accidental reasons such as colic, broken limb, trailer accident or theft. You wouldn't buy a $10,000 car and drive off the lot without coverage. Buying a horse is the same. Accredited sale horses are vet checked prior to going thru the sale ring, any issues found by the veterinarian will be disclosed prior to the sale. Any pre-existing conditions will have a possible exclusion, depending on exactly what they are. 

"Insuring your horse is a simple phone call away" Conni ads, " we will place a verbal binder on the horse over the phone, mail, fax or email you an application. Then all you need to do is complete the application and mail it to our office with your annual premium within 7 days of the date of binder"

Roger Peters Insurance has insured horses for over 35 years, and can be reached Monday - Friday at 1.800.229.8664 or 712.253.3842 weekends.

Friday, October 29, 2010

"The Weekend Cutter" is New TV Show that lets Non Pro Cutters, see AND hear the Instruction, and Lessons going on between Non Pro's, around the Country, and their "Amateur Friendly" Trainers.

We travel to the Practice Pens, of the most Notable Cutting Horse Trainers, that "Specialize" in the Success of their Non Pro, Amateur, and Youth Clients, we watch, and listen as the Trainer gives that Client the "One on One " instruction, "In a Herd of Cattle"